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Apply for Laser-art-residence in Lappeenranta, Finland

Open call  /  05 Feb 2014  -  31 Mar 2014
Published: 11.02.2014
Lappeenranta University of Technology
DEADLINE: 31/03/2014
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This unique residence offers artists possibilities to use laser processing machinery in their art and challenge traditional ways of viewing laser technology. The residency is offered by the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences and the Lappeenranta University of Technology.
The laser art residence is a common working platform of Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, which seeks new solutions for industrial design and product development by applying laser technology to art.

This unique residence offers artists possibilities to use laser processing machinery in their art and challenge traditional ways of viewing laser technology. The residency is offered by the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences and the Lappeenranta University of Technology.

Artistic work is conducted in the laboratory of laser processing at the Lappeenranta University of Technology with laser technology experts. The artists may work for example with metal, wood, plastic, paper, fabrics, stone or glass. Materials are provided to a certain extent.

Working periods in the residence are 1-3 months between September 2014 and June 2015.
Application period is from February until 31st March 2014.

Artists apply via the electric form here

Application period is from 5th February to 31st March 2014.
Accepted applicants will be informed at the latest 30th April 2014 and place in residence must be confirmed at the latest 31st May 2014.

Criteria for choosing applicants are:
artistic level
professional level
previous work
education in arts
​working plan and schedule

Choices will be made by Degree program manager of fine arts Eija Mustonen, Lares Project Manager Emmi Suhonen from Saimaa University of Applied Sciences and Researcher Marika Hirvimäki from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Laser Laboratory.

Choices will be informed individually by email (provided in application form) for all applicants. Later on all residence participants names will be presented in this web site.

For the selected artists we offer reasonable travel costs, accommodation and a 500-euro grant per month.
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